Driving Hot Spots

Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.

1. Burke Lake Road:

Road closed between Windward and Wilmington drives through Sept. 5 .

2. River Road:

Lane closures and flagging operation 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Piney Meetinghouse and Seneca roads.

3. Interstate 270 north:

Left lane and shoulder closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between the Capital Beltway and Westlake Terrace.

4. East-West Highway:

Left lane closed in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Connecticut Avenue and Edgevale Street.

5. Piney Branch Road:

Right eastbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue.

6. Capital Beltway (inner loop):

Left lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Good Luck Road.

7. Suitland Parkway:

Lane closures 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through Aug. 25 at Southern Avenue.

8. Capital Beltway (both loops):

Two left lanes closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday from Livingston Road to the Wilson Bridge.

9. Capital Beltway (inner loop):

Two left lanes closed 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday through Aug. 25 between the Wilson Bridge and Route 1.

10. Capital Beltway (outer loop):

Two left lanes closed 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday between Telegraph Road and Route 1.

11. Route 1 (South):

Merge lane from Beltway (outer loop) closed through Aug. 31.

12. Springfield Interchange:

One lane on the Capital Beltway (inner loop) after the exit for I-395 north closed for about 18 months. Other lane closures: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays.

Transit Update

METROBUS: A public hearing will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Prince George's Community College, Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo, on proposed changes in bus service because Metro is scheduled to open two new stations on the Blue Line this year.

Tip of the Week

Palm Pilot PDA versions of 81 Metrobus timetables are available for downloading from the Internet as part of a test to gauge consumer interest. Visit the D.C., Maryland or Virginia timetable pages at www.metroopensdoors.com and look for the Palm icon.

-- Diane Mattingly